About the film
The Children of Villa Emma
Release Date: March 23, 2016
|Genres||:||Drama, History, War|
|Production Companies||:||Graf Film, ARD, ORF|
|Producers||:||Klaus Graf, Annemarie Pilgram|
According to true events, the moving drama "The Children of Villa Emma" tells of a dangerous escape that took place during the Second World War. In 1942/1943, the Italian village of Nonantola was indeed a refuge for 73 Jewish children who wanted to escape the merciless access of the National Socialists on their way to the "Promised Land" of Palestine. Director Nikolaus Leytner describes the dangerous journey as an exciting test, presented by a talented young cast.